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G. B. ROBERTSON, Ed. and Prop.
MRS. G. B. ROBERTSON, Bus. Mgr.
The march of human affairs
more resembles the swing of a pendulum.or the rise and fall of the
tide. Some years since, times were extremely dull in the United
States, but at present material progress and prosperity has reach
ed' 'the highest point in the history of our country. But tho reac
tion will come and leave thousands of fortunes wrecked on the
beari. This condition of affairs should not encourage pessimism,
for the rising tide will come again and carry the prosperity of our
country to heights not' yet dreamed of. The same is true of Hawaii
in the f uture.jnst ad it has been ift the past. Conditions of material
prrspprity will advance and recede with the unerring certainty of
the eternal years, but no matter what reverses Hawaii may meet
temporarily, there is a bright day ahead for those who have tho
heurt to work and wait.
f The sudden change of front from the Nicaragua to-the Panama
c'ana! bodes no good to the friends of that enterprise. Ever since
the administration of President Grant, the impression has strong
. ly prevailed' in the United Stites that the Nicaragua route was the
' more feasible of the two, and it was naturally pushed to the front
at the beginning of the present session of congress. The substi
tution of the Panama for the Nicaragua route is tno work of astute
politicians, aud back of them are the real parties in interest, the
transcontinental railroads. If appearances count for anything,
the canal question is practically blocked, at least for the present
session of congress, and any further move in the matter for the
next few years will be neatly checked by springing international
questions-to be settled before a further move cai be made in th,e
!wf Tiio- second best industry ire Hawiir conceding the first place
of course to sugar, is the cultivation of tourist travel, and yet
comparatively nothing in a direct way is being done to encourage
foorists to come here. .An organized and intelligent effort rather
lihuu the expenditure of money by the people of Hawaii is needed.
The' st earn ship companies and the transcontinental railroads stand
' retfdy to spend any needed amount of money in advertising Hawaii,
vf assured of returns in the way of tourist travel. Bu6 an intel
fcgent beginning is needed, which could best be affected by a per
manent organization on Hawaii, which wjuld properly direct efforts
and1 arrange details. California found this to be a paying prop
osition, and so would Hawaii.
. f2 There is no doubt that General Miles is an active candidate
frr the democratic nomination for president iu 1904. At present
the candidacy of Miles ineins nothing more than opposition to
Rooseveltism, but two years is a long time to wait, in American
politics, and it is more than probabltrthat the issues to be fought
two years from now between the republicans and the democrats
have not yet arisen. Miles will prove himself a master mind-if
he can foresee and attract to himself in time the winning side of
the issues yet to arise. He is a good soldier and proved himself
a successful indian fighter, which renders the doubt more grave
that he will be able to successfully thread the sinuous path of a
of a waiting candidate.
2 It was editorially stated in the News last week that the Paci
fic cable would be built by private parties, either with, or if neces
sary, without a subsidy.' Latest advices from the Coast confirm
this, and Senator Perkins of California, who introduced the Gov
ernment Cable Bill, expresses himself as highly pleased , with tho
proposition emanating from John W.Mackay ,to build a private cable.
There is no reason todoubtj that Congress will authorize tha Mackay
company to proceed with the construction of ,the cable, aud as
there is plenty of money back of the proposition, it may now be
regarded as absolutely certain, that cable communications between
the Islands and the Coast will soon be an established fact.
fS Tho present condition of tho sugar market in ; the United
States will necessarily react ayainst Cuba. The American people
are long suffering, but at heart they are all right, and wheuever a
grave crisis is reached there comes a ground. swell from deep down
that carries everything .with it. It was ..this ground swell that
freed the negro; it was this ground swell 'that annexed Porto Eico,
Hawaii tind tho Philippines, and the same potent factor will regulate
Cuban affairs in a manner that will sufficiently protect the Hawaii
an sugar industry.
The question of Chi nese labor for the Hawaiian Islands is not
yet a dead issue by any nseans. Of course things look dubious in
'that direction, but questions of the Chinese situation in the Philip
pines, and the attitude of China on the immigration proposition
lend a ray of hope, Of -course Chinese will not be allowed in the
United States, but a compromise by which they may bo admitted
as In borers in the Hawaiian Islands is qulto-in the .range of possi
0S The Jndctpwndeutis authority. for 'the statement that the dem
ocratic party on Maui is reorganizing in order to cmke a. determin
ed fight at the next election. While the News is not in politics in
any sense of the teroi, yet tbo lesson of the' last election 6hould not
be forgotten. -The best interests-df 'the Islands lie' in uniting tho
'-best-elements in the Island. .
MAUL BLUE BOOK
Hon. X. TV: Knrm. Oir-tlt Jw1s (YulluKii
jf. N. K. Keoln, CliTk Circuit Court, WnilnUti
Jndt 'V. A. McKay iDis. MajiNtralo, Wailuku
Oia. Cnv, " Mtkiiuwao
" KW"l''lio. l.almlmi
" Kal'tlia, " " lloinmulii
" .losi'pa. ' " liana
" IMimauu, " " Kipfthulu
" Million " " Moiolcai
' Kiilioohnlnhala, " " L.nal
L. M. Baldwin, Shor"ilt, Wftlhifca
& v Itnvucldcn. Deuuty Suerlll Wnilnkn
3. Kalainn " " Mwao
li. H. LiudsL-y, " "' "" Laliaina
V Wi'tnu'K, " ' Haua
O. Trimble. " " Moiolml
W. P.. SarhTy, Captain Pollca. Wal'uku
H. Copp. " " MUaw-
Wm. Krann, " " ' Lalmlna
Lindt-ty, " " Hana
F. J. Froary, " ' Kftlauplpn-
W. T. Pohlnsori, Tax Assessor,- wailuku
,1. N. K. Kcola, Deputy Assessor WaUuku
W. O. AlUen, " " , l'ala
O.liunn, " " Lahaina
J. liiws, " " Hana
is not a steady progress, but
Those May! Water Lenses..
Tho following communication, re
ceived too late for. publication last
Wvek, is a full and clear elucidation
of t.'ie -water, lease proposition on
Maui, which we gladly lay before
our rcat-1'8- n it corrects several
Fourth Land District
Tata, MauLJan. 22nd., W02.
Editor, Maui JVws;
In your last isue of. January
lftth., in an article headed "W: E.
Shaw's Pilikia," you have mads some
statements and given some impres
sions that are not correct. You
state that Mr. Shaw could fa'et watts
to flume his cane "'by building an
other flume to connect with t per
manent 6troam( but the government
npw proposes to ell; a lease of the
Nahiku water rights," and the im
pression you give is that this stands
in the way of Mr. Shaw's getting the
water he needs. I should have taken
no notice of this iu itseJI,. but the
impression abroad on this' matter,
seems to be just about as you' have
slated in this article, and 1 thoiight
that it was time that the public .it
large was acquainted' with the facts
as they are. The water lease that
is now ndvertised for sale by the
government, or that is the two leases,
are entirely on the Makawao side of
Nahiku, and do not in anv way
touch the Nahiku lands. Adjoining
the NahitvU, tract is a hirge -jrrant of
a- thousand acres or more that is
the property of private pai ties. The
two leases-that are now advertised
for sale aie for tho tract then that
lies between this private grant and
the gulch of ILonomanuj on. this side
of Keanae, and the Nahiku, tract or
the Nahiku homesteaders ara in no
way affected by it.. There is. in this
large tract of land no pieces worth
speaking of that would be fit for
agricultural purposes. Should there
be any found later the government
reserves the right to take, them at
any lime. This large tract of land
comprises the bulk of tho forests of
Maui, and is wifhout doubt theback
bone of the Islands prosperity, and
for this reason should be most rigidly
preserved. Tho conditions of the
lease to be sold provide for the fenc
ing up of this tract, and the strict
preserving or the lorests by the
lessee, and will be a more effectual
forest reserve than if it was mado a
National Reserve. There is in this
tract of land without doubt enough
water going to waste to cultivate
all the waste lands of Maui, and
objections made to tho leasing of the
same are simply objections to the
increased prosperity of the Island
aud the people here. And as to the
manner of its being leased, the
Government is taking the best way
that lies before it. The tract as you
will notice has been divided into two
pieces, and the leases will be offered
separately, thus giving any opposing
inteiests a fair chance. The sale is
at public auction and all the proceed
ings are open to the public.
Returning to the subject matter
again, it is indeed regrettable that
Mr. Shaw cannot get nough water
to flume his cane, and by tho way
this is a condition that Hana Planta
tion has been up against for years.
Dut - with the Nahiku .water the
Government now has nothing to do.
The surplus water of this tract i
under lease to the Nahiku Sugar Co.,
for twenty years, and it is with thein
that the Nahiku homesteaders have
to deal. There is without any doubt
sufficient water for the Hana side of
the Island as well as forthe Central
part, and some means should be
found to give Hana what water it
needs, but the only means of dispos
ing of this water, open to the Govern
ment, Is by put ting up the lease of
the tracts at public auction, and this
they ore doing. The petitions of the
Nahiku homesteaders which were
sent on to Congress were somewhat
superflous, as the Nahiku water was
never in jeopardy, aud these peti
tions are liable to do injury to the
plans of putting all tho water that
runs to waste on this side of Nahiku
where it will do some one spme good.
The only way that the Nahiku water
could havo been subverted would
have been by the Nahiku Sugar Co.,
leasing the same, but this they ore
prevented from doing by tho terms
of the lease. Thus it can be 6een
that the Government has been miud
ful of the homesteaders and their
By ivmg this space in your puj.er,
your will greatly oblige,
"ouns yery truly,
-W. O. Aiken
Sub-Agent Fourth Land District.
Notice is heroby given that tho
Lahaina branch o the Uismark
Stables Co. Ltd, together, with all
'assets and liabilities belor.jnnsr to
said branch on the 8th day of .Tan;,
V.Wi, has been sold to JVir. V Hen
nin.g who assumes all liabilities of
said branch, and all duos thereof arc
payable to him.
UISMARK STABLES CO, Ltd.
Notice Is hereby given that I have
bought the Dismark Stables at La
haina, and will conduct tho snuie un
der tho name of the Pioneer Stables,
as a first class Liver', Boarding and
Sale Stable. The management is in
the hands of Mr. Manuel Dutro, an
experienced st able man, well known
on Maui, who wilt be pleased to see
via mends, as well as new customers.
Formerly Bismark Stables Stanch
Saddle Horses, Carriages &
Hacks as all Hours on Short Notiba
FIRST CLASS RIGS.
W. HENNING, "
J. A HARRIS
Decorative Sign Painting on
VVood G-lass or Zmc in Colors
Carriage Painting a Specialty.
Send your carriages and bug
gies to my shop for repainting.
SKATING RINK, Wailuku, Maui.
II Am Blowing!
STORY and CLARK
BERGSTROM MUSIC CO.
General Business Agent
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
W. H. Crozier
Carriaoe and Wagon Builder,
Carriages Repaired, Painted
Harness aud all other staple
goods for making and repairing
Carriages and Wagons.
None but skilled labor employed.
CAJirESTER AND CONTRACTOR
Plans and Estimates
Furnished on Short Notice
Office aud Shop in Giles Building
Hioh St. Wailuku.
P. E. LAMAR & CO.
Contractors & Engineers.
"We solicit all kinds of construction
work, such as Railroad, Gov't
Roads, Reservoirs, Ditches,
Wells, Tunnels, etc., etc.
P. E LAMAR,
AlEJf. Tech, SocFac. Coast,
W. H. Patterson
PRACTICAL ARCHITECT and BUILDER
Sketches & Estimates
Furnished 'On Short Notice
Bids onj and
Contractor & Builder
(Formerly Head Carpenter at Klhe..)
Has located at Wailuku. Building
Contracts taken in all parts
of the Island, A large force
of skilled assistants always
on hand; '
P. O. Box 63 Tel. No. 293
R. R, CO.
And Dealers n
Wilder S. S. Co.
Terminals at Wailuku,
Paia. . t .
Wm. WJIITE, PRor.
First Class Wines k Liquors
Prlmq,-geattle & Budwelser
T. B. LYONS, Puop.
Ice Cold Bee
ALWAYS ON HAND
First Class fines & Liquors
Prlmo and Seattle Beep
Market St.. (Adioininrr nM Mnnt.
arlanc k Co.
Opposite Waij.uku, Depot.
Wholesale & Retail Liquor Dealers.
AGENTS I OR
Sohliti Boor that made Milwaukee famous,
AnheuBor Busch& John Wloland New brew.
O. P. S. Bourbon, Rye & Sour-mash.
Old Gov't, Old Peppor & Cape Horn Whlaltoy,
Duffv'Rmirn mult Tn-n..- ...... 1. .... . .
- ni.wi. i, puio ujuii. willnKfty
Celebrated John Dnirnr . ti f t. unn.Av. TirL,..,
D. C. Li. Old Torn, & London, Dry, Honeysuckle
Palm Tree, & Palm Boom Ciln.
Hnnessy' Brandy Australian Boomoranit
. , uu uu.gi-un n me s me ruinous Ingie
nook wines, G.H.Mumm & Co. cx-dry Champagne
We make a specialty of shipping'.
Matt. McCann PnontiEToa
America & Scotch Whiskey
Beer, Ale, and Wirier
Ice Cold Drinks.
Lahaina, Maui T. H,
Faioi Bartlett Water
The Best Medical and Table
Water in tho World.
Bottled only at the celebrated
Bartlett Spriugs, Lake Coun
ty, Cal., without exposure to
the. air. ..
Thousands of remarkable cures
have been etfectcd by this
DRINK IT AT HOME
LOVEJOY & CO.
Sole Distributors for the Territory of Hawaii.
Corner Market aud Maiu St.
Rainier Bottled beer, of Seattle
u arpy 5 0., Uncle Sam Wine
Cellars and Distill. Nona rt
Jesse Moore Whiskey
Cream Pure Rye Whiskey
Long uie wniskey
Walnutlne .. .
J F Cutter's Whiskey
Moet & Chandon White Seal Cham
A. G. DICKINS,